Nonprofit SmartShare Housing Solutions partners with Ecologistics, SLO Climate Coalition and more than thirty community partners to present a three-day expo October 12-13 at the Madonna Meadows in San Luis Obispo to inspire and educate the public about tiny houses and how they can be part of the climate solution. The City of SLO is one of the first cities in CA to allow tiny homes on wheels in backyards, as part of its ambitious net zero goals (carbon neutral by 2035). Tiny homes from local and national builders will be open for tours, and an array of speakers on simple living, sustainability and the tiny house lifestyle will share information in two presentation tents. Other alternative dwellings, including skoolies (school bus conversions), vans, canvas houses and more will also be on site.
Ecologistics will be featuring a discussion about the Green New Deal, led by John Foran, Professor of Sociology at UCSB on Saturday, and a panel on green and sustainable careers on Sunday. The VIP event on Friday October 11 from 3-7 pm will feature wine and food, a private tour of the tiny homes, and a keynote talk by Eli Spevak, a pioneer of new models of community-oriented housing. The Expo will be open to the general public Saturday, October 12 from 10 am-5 pm and Sunday, October 13 from 10 am-3 pm. Tickets $8 advance/ $10 gate/ $75 3-Day VIP pass. Tickets on sale now at the SLO Food Co-op and SLO Chamber, or online or 805-215-5474.